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Thursday 9th April 2020, 7-10 PM

Stories from Sheila Arnold, Nick Hennessey and Sharon Jacksties.

Songs and music from Nick Hennessey.

Poetry from Vicki MacWinyers, Steve Harrison and Andrew Fusek Peters.

Discussion and reading with author Cat Weatherill.

Sheila Arnold

Sheila Arnold has been gifted by God with performance skills; using this talent since she was eight years old. Since 2003 she has been a full-time Storyteller traveling through the United States and sharing a variety of stories, aas well as doing Historic Character Presentations, Christian Monologues, Coaching and Workshops.

Sheila has 2 CD's out: Mini, Many, Minnie Tales and Hands Wide Open, and has also written a book, Weeping Willow, or How the Leaves Change their Colors.

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Nick Hennessey

Nick Hennessey is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, playwright, folk singer, song writer and musician. He has told stories for more than 20 years, performing at venues such as the South Bank Centre and Royal Albert Hall. He is particularly drawn to North European cultural traditions and has been awarded high honours in Finland for his work on their National Epic, Kalevala. He is a sought after artistic collaborator, working with top of the field musicians and storytellers. He has broadcast documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and his musical work has featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction.

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Sharon Jacksties

Sharon has been a professional performance and community storyteller for 30 years. She regularly teaches storytelling at Halsway Manor, Britain's only centre for the traditional arts, and her regular teaching trips to Romania have contributed to the storytelling revival there. She was recently appointed England's ambassador to Fest which is a federation of European storytelling organisations. An author by stealth, she has written 3 collections published by the History Press: Somerset Folk Tales, Somerset Folk Tales for Children and this Spring has seen the publication of Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland. All these can be bought from Amazon especially whilst shops are closed, or directly from the author, contactable through her website.

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Vicki MacWinyers

A commanding performer who draws you into her physical stillness with not much more than the mesmeric quality of her velvety voice and an occasional raised eyebrow. Vicki writes of human experience that is instantly recognisable and although much of her work is personal, intimate even, it speaks to us all. Best known for writing about the trials, tribulations – and yes, the joys – of being single, a mother, a woman, but above all a human being, Vicki is both extremely funny and exquisitely poignant. She can swear a bit too....

Find out more on Facebook and on Youtube.

Book available (from me only these days! £7 plus p&p) send a message via FB, or email

Vicki is also running the EFFP fund – Emergency Funds for Freelance Perfomers.

Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison was born in Yorkshire and now lives in Shropshire just off the M54 or in The Shadow of The Wrekin on his poetry days. His work appears in various forms from he Emergency Poet collections, Emma Press, Pop Shot, Riggwelter and Strix to Wetherspoons News. He regularly performs across the Midlands and won the Ledbury Poetry Festival Slam in 2014.

He has some pieces on youtube as steve harrison poet, and you can find him on Facebook.

Andrew Fusek Peters

Andrew Fusek Peters is a poet, playwright, novelist, anthologist and photographer with over 100 published books, many written with his wife Polly Peters. His books include Leaves Are Like Traffic Lights (Salt), Poems with Attitude (Hodder), Dip, Wild Swims from the Borderlands (Random House), Upland, the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones (Graffeg) and The National Trust guidebook to the Long Mynd. His work has been translated into 17 languages, studied for GCSE and A-level and recorded for the Poetry Archive, and the play The Man Who Turned into a Sofa, written with his wife was broadcast on Radio 4. He currently works as a wildlife and landscape photographer supplying work for the national papers and on long term commission for the National Trust.

You can follow his photographic work on Twitter and find out more on

Cat Weatherill

Cat is a storyteller, author, poet and trainer. She works nationally and internationally, including Storytelling for Peacebuilding work for the British Council, narrative consultancy for the National Trust and author training for the Society of Authors. She is storyteller in residence at Blenheim Palace and has a long association with the Hay Festival. Cat is also a best-selling author, specialising in magic and fantasy. Her latest book Where Magic Hides has been shortlisted for the Tir Na N-og Prize, with the winner to be announced in May. Her work is steeped in the landscape of the Welsh borders, and although she now lives in England, Cat identifies as a Welsh storyteller.

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